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Audrey Robillard

AUDREY ROBILLARD

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Forty years ago, my journey as a photographer begun as a junior in high school while enrolled in an introduction to Journalism and Communications class. My Journalism teacher Ms. Alice Culpepper handed me a Polaroid point and shoot camera and sent me out to photograph random scenes around the school for the school newspaper and yearbook. Ms. Culpepper critiqued several of my pictures and encouraged me to continue practicing and developing my photography skills. She believed that I had a “good eye” and talent for photography. She further encouraged me to pursue Journalism and Communications in college. My goal was to study law; however, my Guidance Counselor discouraged me from pursuing a career in law. According to her, "that field was too hard for Blacks to have a successful career post college". I ultimately took my teacher's advice and studied Journalism and Communications in college including, how to develop black and white pictures. My journalism and communications experience in college evolved into a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting Communications from the University of Florida.

Unable to jump start a career in Broadcast Communications in South Florida, I pursued a Master’s Degree in Learning Technology/Education and later begun a career as an educator/Media Specialist. Again, I found a new love for taking pictures and my cameras lived in the trunk of my car. As a Media Specialist I was awarded several grants that allowed me to share my love of photography and videography with my students. I also took on the task of yearbook coordinator and through that medium was also able to teach my students some basic photography and journalism skills including how to develop black and white film. Several of my students have become successful photographers and videographers. One student went on to win a national photography contest of his pictures taken after Hurricane Andrew.
Over the past thirty years I have had the privilege of traveling to several countries around the world including England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, and Jamaica. A few of these countries I have visited more than once. While most of these destinations have been photographed repeatedly by others over the years, I believe that “good eye” that my high school teacher thought I had, makes my photos unique.

During the 80’s and early 90’s I was given a unique opportunity to be among a selected group of photographers who were hired by local South Florida reggae music producers to photograph Jamaican performers in local parks and night clubs. I was one of two women photographers who were granted access to various legendary or rising stars among the reggae artists. I was usually very successful in gaining access on stage to get close-up shots of the performers. I was a young paparazzi. At times I was the only photographer present at the shows. My passion for this medium is addictive. My cameras are my weapon of choice for capturing the soul and scenes of the world around me. My favorite cameras still shoots film; however, I am slowly evolving into the digital world. After thirty years working, I am now retired and have revisited my passion for photography. Once again, my cameras travel where ever I go.

 

Waves Hugging by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Love My Baby Sister by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Isaac and the Fish by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Sand For Castles by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Daddy's Girl by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Maya by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Safe In Daddy's Arms by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Mango Mouth by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Sweet Mango by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

My Pretty Sister by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Duck Ducks by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Father and Child by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Water play by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Brother by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Sisters in the waves by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Daddy Got You by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Orange Warmth by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Daddy Got You 2 by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Grandma's Love by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Grandma's Advice by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Daddy's Love by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Grandma's Love by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Frogner Park Fav by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Frogner Park by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Masked Up by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Band Leader gal by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Jankanoo Dancer by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Smooth Calypso Man 2 by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Smooth Calypso Man by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Little Calypso Dancer by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Magic Dancer by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Mystic Man by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Drunken Dancer by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Obeah Man by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Dance Free by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Sun Dancer by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Budweiser Mamas by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Band Leader by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Carnival Queens Two by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Carnival Queen by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Carnival King by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Carnival Queens by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Humble Man by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Young Keith Richards by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Humble Man Three by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Snake Charmer Reversed by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Snake Charmer-2 by AUDREY ROBILLARD

 

Making Tortitas by AUDREY ROBILLARD